CHERRY

VARIETIES

BARBADOS (ACEROLA): MALPIGHIA EMARGINATA
MALPIGHIA EMARGINATA
Pre-order: None at this time
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 4mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 0'C (32'F)
Fruit Colour: Red-RoseHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: There has been some confusion over the correct name for the Barbados cherry, also known as the Acerola. Current thinking seems to be that there are two closely related species, this one and M. glabra. This species is the genuine Barbados cherry that is cultivated for its fruit in Puerto Rico, whilst M. glabra, also known as Barbados cherry or Escobillo, is not.
BARBADOS (ACEROLA): MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA/GLABRA
MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA/GLABRA
Pre-order: 3 Gal - $110
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 4mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 0'C (32'F)
Fruit Colour: Red-RoseHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: Cutting/TCFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: The Barbados Cherry is a fast growing bushy tree that can be trained as a standard or shaped as a hedge. The fruit are sweet to sub-acid, and they are used extensively in juices throughout Latin America. The cherries are extremely high in vitamin C, and just one has the equivalent vitamin C content of 12 oranges combined. They are also used in jellies, jams, and they freeze without losing their vitamin C content.
GRUMICHAMA BRAZILIAN: EUGENIA BRASILIENSIS
EUGENIA BRASILIENSIS
Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 6m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Deep Purple to BlackHarvest: Aug - late SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Grafted/LayeredFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: Natural cycles of lower temps and shorter days.
Description: A small, compact tree that can be grown as a standard or shaped. The plants have beautiful, glossy, dark green leaves and rough, corky, textured bark. Fruit deep purple to black when ripe and they have a flavour very similar to that of Jaboticaba. They are most often eaten fresh and used in jelly.
OF THE RIO GRANDE: EUGENIA AGGREGATA
EUGENIA AGGREGATA
Pre-order: 3 Gal - $95
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 6m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Deep Red to PurpleHarvest: June-OctYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: Grafted/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Small, multi-branching narrow tree or shrub with 1-2" small/medium deep red to purple berry fruits. Very tasty sweet cherry flavour. Excellent container tree.
STAR: EUGENIA SELLOI
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Pre-order: None at this time
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: CompactDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Yellow-OrangeHarvest: July-SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: Grafted/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: None
Description: Ultra Rare Brazilian cherry, similar to the Surinam or Florida cherry but larger. The fruits have a delicious acidic sour-sweet flavour.
SURINAM: EUGENIA UNIFLORA
EUGENIA UNIFLORA
Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 6m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Dark PurpleHarvest: Jan-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: Seed/CuttingFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: Natural cycles of lower temps and shorter days.
Description: Also called Pitanga, Brazil cherry and Pumpkin cherry. Fruits start off as green then to orange, red and finally dark purple when ripe. Almost all year round.

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